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NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release
2012CSCD0099-001750

Nov. 9, 2012

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

 

 

Bragging rights on the line at Canadian Bowl
Updated Nov. 9 to correct Saskatchewan Minister of Sport's name

 

LANGLEY – Putting his faith firmly in B.C.’s team, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Bill Bennett has accepted a challenge from Saskatchewan Minister of Sport Kevin Doherty to a friendly bet on this weekend’s 2012 CJFL Canadian Bowl championship game.

 

If the Langley Rams defeat the defending champion Saskatoon Hilltops, Doherty will have to swallow his Saskatchewan pride and don a Rams’ jersey for a day. Should the Rams lose to the Hilltops, Bennett will have to wear a Saskatoon jersey.

 

The B.C. government contributed $2500 in funding support through the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development to the hosting of the Canadian Junior Football League Canadian Bowl.

 

The big game takes place this Saturday, Nov. 10, when the Rams play host to the Hilltops at McLeod Athletic Stadium in Langley. The Rams recently knocked off the Vancouver Island Raiders in the Cullen Cup to become champions of the B.C. Football Conference and advance to the Canadian Bowl. The Hilltops are two-time defending national champions and are looking to three-peat.

 

 

Quotes:

 

Bill Bennett, British Columbia’s Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development –

 

“The Langley Rams are on a roll—these guys have momentum and I know they’re going to give us a great game. Some of these athletes may go on to professional careers, and we’re really pleased to be able to support them along the way. I’m confident that the Rams jersey is going to look wonderful on Minister Doherty.”

 

Kevin Doherty, Saskatchewan’s Minister of Parks, Culture, and Sport –

 

“I’m pretty sure the odds are in my favour. The Saskatoon Hilltops are vying for their third straight Canadian Championship. They know how to win football games. I am proud to support them, and proud they are representing Saskatchewan.” 

 

 

Quick Facts:

 

·         The Langley Rams host the Saskatoon Hilltops at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, at McLeod Athletic Stadium in Langley.

·         The Rams are looking for their first ever Canadian Bowl title.

·         The Saskatoon Hilltops have won the national title 15 times in their 65-year history.

 

 

Contact:

 

Matt Gordon

Communications Director

Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development

250 953-3677

 

 

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